The Boston Parks and Recreation Department has posted an animation showing some of the features of the proposed improvements to the Healy Field playground in Roslindale: Read more.
Sally Barkan reports:
Cement truck pulled down utility pole, wires, and several transformers at intersection of Hazelmere Rd. and Robken Rd. in Roslindale. Driver is fine, but hasn't been able to get out of the truck safely. Immediate neighbors have no electricity and may not for several days!
Separately, a woman was hit by a car at Washington Street and Firth Road. Among other things, that made a mess of traffic on Washington.
Police are scouring the area from the Stop & Shop parking lot on American Legion Highway to Hyde Park Avenue and Canterbury Street for three men who apparently fired two rounds at a man they were trying to rob at the Stop & Shop parking lot around 12:50 p.m. Read more.
Around 6:20 p.m., Harvey Leonard had this to say about the storm in the Boston area: "It's a very significant event" for the next hour or 2.
Megz reports: Read more.
UPDATE: Judge Ernest Sarason set bail at $60,000 - prosecutors had asked for $100,000 - and ordered Fleurimont to wear a GPS device, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. He's due back in court March 1.
A Roslindale man on probation for drug and gun charges after his arrest at a Colberg Avenue home in 2011 was arrested on drug and gun charges at a Colberg Avenue home yesterday. Read more.
Bulletin Newspapers of Hyde Park, which publishes newspapers from Norwood into Boston, is ending its longstanding policy of only making PDFs of its issues available to subscribers. Starting today, the chain is posting stories on its Web site.
People who did subscribe for the PDFs will get pro-rated refunds.
Updated with cause of fire.
The Boston Fire Department is blaming "careless disposal of smoking materials" for a fire this morning that displaced 14 people in a condo building at 36 Harrison St. in Roslindale.
Firefighters responded to the six-unit building at 6:17 a.m.
One resident was taken to the hospital.
The department estimates damage in the six-unit building at $650,000.
UPDATE: Victim died; driver charged.
A woman is in critical condition after she was hit by a car on Washington Street near Blue Ledge Drive.Traffic is being diverted at both Beech Street and West Roxbury Parkway; that includes T buses.
City Councilors Tim McCarthy (Hyde Park, Roslindale, Mattapan) and Michelle Wu (at large) want the T to publicly explain why people who use the Fairmount Line or who board the train at Forest Hills pay so much less than people who take commuter rail in from Roslindale and other parts of Hyde Park in particular. Read more.
Napper Tandy's, 4187 Washington St., in Roslindale, says it's voluntarily rolled back its closing time from 2 a.m. to 1 a.m. to try to avoid a repeat of two fights that left two men bruised and bloodied around closing time on Nov. 8.
At a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today, bar attorney - and former city licensing head - Patricia Malone said the bar had been having some issues with young men roaming Washington Street between 1 and 2 a.m. Read more.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Bradeen Street. The thief took cash and an Old Navy bag full of clothes. He's described as a black male, skinny, in a puffy black coat with a hood. He ran towards Washington Street.
Around 5:20 p.m. at the Home Market at Belgrade Avenue and Walworth Street.
Both men were about 5'11", wore masks and hoodies. One had a silver gun. They ran towards South Street.
LFB, who lives in Roslindale, asks:
Where can a family get a couple bales of hay in and around Boston?
For over a week, we have had on/off or maddeningly slow internet service. Our internet provider is Verizon. After spending the requisite hour on the phone with Verizon customer service last Thursday, an appointment was set up for 8-11 am this past Friday. The repair reps did not show during that time period, but around 1:30 pm I got a call, stating that our purchased, 'High Speed Internet Enhanced' was too fast for the capability we could ACTUALLY get because of our distance from the Roslindale Verizon substation (we are just off of South Street) therefore, they needed to downgrade the equipment that our service used to be able to handle the slower speed - somewhere around 6-7 Mbps. Read more.